KSET 2024: Result (Out), Scorecard, Cutoff

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - May 3, 2024

KSET 2024 result has been released on May 2, 2024. The KSET result 2024 has been released in PDF format. The result has beenprepared based on the final answer key. In addition, the KSET cutoff 2024 will be released on the website soon after the results are out.

However, the final answer key was released on Apr 4, 2024 for all the 42 subjects. Applicants must visit the official website and download the final answer key PDFs for all the subjects. Moreover, the revised answer key was released on Mar 28, 2024. Applicants must visit the official website to download the answer keys for KSET exam 2024.

KSET exam is conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority as directed by the Government of Karnataka. Candidates who want to pursue a career as a respectable professor or a lecturer at the University of Mysore can opt for the exam.

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KSET 2024 Result

KSET 2024 result has been released on May 2, 2024. The result has been announced by the University of Mysore. Candidates can check the same on the official website.

Those who obtain KSET passing marks 2024 will be qualified for the further rounds of the selection process.

Steps to Check the KSET Result

The candidates should download the KSET results 2024 as they will come in handy during their appointments. Candidates should keep the hard copies of the scorecard to themselves.

Below are steps the candidates need to follow to check their results.

  • Go to the official KSET website.
  • Locate the Result tab on the homepage, and click on it.
  • Enter your KSET 2024 Roll Number and proceed, by clicking on the ' Search' button.
  • Download your result for further reference.

How to Download KSET Result 2024?

Once the candidates have checked their results now, they should download it and keep a copy of it for future reference. The step-by-step process to download the KSET 2024 exam results post-declaration is given below.

  • Step 1: Visit the official KSET website.
  • Step 2: On the homepage of the website, click on the "KSET 2024 result" link.
  • Step 3: Candidates will have to enter their KSET login credentials, such as the roll number and date of birth.
  • Step 4: After entering the roll number and date of birth, click on the “Search” button.
  • Step 5: The KSET 2024 exam results will display on the screen. Candidates can view and download the results.
  • Step 6: Candidates must take a printout of the result sheet and preserve it for any further references.

KSET Cut Off 2024

KSET cut off 2024 will be declared on the official website, based on which the candidates will be shortlisted for the selection process. KSET cut off 2024 will be published subject-wise on the official website. The cut-off marks or percentage is declared by the coordinator of the KSET centre, University of Mysore.

The university will release KSET cut off marks 2024 PDF on the official website after the result declaration. Candidates must check the previous year cut off trends to understand the pattern and prepare accordingly.

Candidates can use the below KSET 2024 cut off marks as the threshold before starting their preparation.

KSET Cut off 2024
Category Minimum Percentage to obtain ( for both Paper 1 and paper 2)
General/UR Category 40% aggregate of both papers
SC/ST/CAT-I/II A/II B/III A/III B/PwD 35% aggregate of both papers

About KSET

KSET full form is the Karnataka State Eligibility Test. The test is conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority as directed by the Government of Karnataka. The exam is conducted for Assistant Professor at the University of Mysore (recognized as the Nodal Agency from UGC, New Delhi).

The Test will contain two individual papers, and the type of questions in both papers will be Multiple Choice. The certificate issued by the University for the eligible candidate will have lifetime validity.

Candidates who qualify for KSET exam 2024 will be eligible for the post of Lecturers/Assistant Professors of Universities/Colleges/Institutions (Government/Aided/Private) of Karnataka State.

KSET 2024 Highlights
Particulars Details
Exam Name KSET
KSET Full Form Karnataka State Eligibility Test
Conducting Body University of Mysore
Level State
Frequency Once in a year
Designation Offered Assistant professor
Mode of KSET 2024 Exam Offline (Pen and Paper Based)
Application Mode Online
Papers Paper I - General Knowledge, Paper-II - Aptitude
Type Multiple Choice Questions
Total number of Questions Paper-I - 50( 2 marks each Que.), Paper-II - 100( 2mark each Que.)
Total Number of Marks 300
KSET Exam Duration Paper I: 1 hour, Paper-II: 2 hours
Official Website cetonline.karnataka.gov.in

KSET Answer Key 2024

The answer key for the KSET 2024 (final) was released on Apr 4, 2024. Applicants must visit the official website to download the answer key of all the subjects released. The final answer key has been released for all the 42 subjects.

Revised Answer Keys

The KSET 2024 revised answer keys for all the exam papers have been released on the official website after the announcement of the KSET result. The revised answer key has been released on Mar 28, 2024.

However, the final answer key is prepared after considering any objections/claims that have been made by any candidate.

Provisional Answer Keys

The KSET provisional answer keys for all the exam papers has been released on the official website. The candidates who were not satisfied with the KSET 2024 key answers could challenge by submitting an application form by paying a sum of INR 1000/- per question from Jan 31, 2024 - Feb 7, 2024, (payable in favor of The Co-ordinator, KSET Center, UOM, Mysore)

If the challenged answer is considered legit, the amount will be refunded back to the candidate. The KSET decision shall be final and has the authority to decide on the answers to key challenges. The result will be declared based on final answer keys which will be updated on the KSET website.

KSET Exam Date 2024

KSET 2024 exam date was conducted on Jan 13, 2024. The revised dates for the same have been announced. Candidates can find the detailed KSET exam 2024 in the tabular below.

KSET 2024 Exam Dates
Events Dates
Upcoming Exam Events
KSET Cut Off 2024 Release Date May 2024
Past Exam Events
KSET Application Form Re-opened Dec 18 - Dec 20, 2023
Release of KSET Notification 2024 Aug 29, 2023
KSET Online Application Commencement Sep 12 - Oct 9, 2023
The last date to Pay the Application Fee Oct 11, 2023
Release of KSET Admit Card 2024

Jan 2, 2024

KSET Exam Date 2024 Jan 13, 2024
KSET Provisional Answer Key Jan 30, 2024 (Out)
Objection Window Jan 31 - Feb 7, 2024
KSET Revised Answer Key 2024 Mar 28, 2024
KSET Final Answer Key Apr 4, 2024 (Out)
Declaration of KSET 2024 Result May 2, 2024 (Out)

KSET Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before registering for the KSET 2024 exam. The eligibility criteria for the KSET exams include educational qualification, age limit, age relaxation as well as reservation, and many more.

Some of them are mentioned below:

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have secured at least 55% of marks (For general category) and 50% for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PWD), OBCs [Cat-I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, and IIIB] in Master's degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by the UGC New Delhi, in the subjects opted for KSET.
  • Applicants pursuing their Master's Degree or equivalent course or have appeared for their Master's Degree (Final Year) examination and waiting for results or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for the KSET 2024 exam.
  • However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and for those who clear the KSET, eligibility certificate will be issued only on production of proof for having passed the Master's degree or equivalent examination securing at least 55% marks (50% in case of SC, ST, OBC, and PWD candidates) within two years from the date of KSET result, failing which they will be treated as disqualified.
  • Students must appear for the in the relevant subject of their post-graduation only. In case the candidates can not find the subject of their post-graduation in the list of KSET subjects, then they may appear in the UGC-NET/ UGC-CSIR NET which is held twice a year.
  • Those who belong to the OBCs (SC, ST & Other Backward Classes) category and are from states other than Karnataka shall apply under General Merit (GM) category only.
  • Candidates who became eligible in the previous KSETs are not allowed to apply again in the same subject. If any candidate is found eligible for earlier KSET tests and reappearing for the same subject in the current KSET, will lead to cancellation of the candidature, and the previous eligibility will be withdrawn through de-notification.
  • Ph.D. degree candidates whose master’s examination had been completed by September 19, 1991, will be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in their aggregate score.

Age Limit

  • There is no upper age limit for the candidates to apply for the KSET 2024.

KSET Eligibility Exemption 2024

There are some exemptions to the KSET 2024 eligibility that candidates must go through. KSET eligibility remains the minimum eligibility for the recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/Institutions of higher education (Govt./Aided/Private) in Karnataka State.

  • NET/SET?SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/Institutions. In this regard, exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.
  • The candidates who have passed the UGC-NET/CSIR JRF examination before 1989 are also exempted from the nation.
  • For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held before June 1, 2002, are exempted from appearing in the KSET, being eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from June 1, 2002, onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the Universities/Colleges situated in the state from where they have cleared their SET.

KSET Application Form 2024

KSET application form 2024 process reopened on Dec 18, 2023, on the official website at kea.kar.nic.in. Candidates who missed out on the application window previously can apply now. The last date to apply for the exam has been extended to Dec 20, 2023.

Earlier, KEA activated the KSET 2024 application form link on Sep 12, 2023, by KEA, on the official website. KSET application's last date 2024 was extended till Oct 9, 2023 (5 PM). Candidates had to register for the exam before the deadline. The exam fee payment window closed on Oct 11, 2023.

Candidates should be very cautious while filling in their details in the application form. The very first step in the application process is registration. After registration, the candidates can access the application form using the KSET login credentials generated.

Step 1: Registration

The dates given to complete the KSET registration 2024 process are on the official website. The steps involved in the registration process for KSET 2024 are given below.

Currently, the registration process has been closed for the current academic year.

  • Candidates need to visit the KSET official website.
  • On the homepage of the website, click on the "Apply Online" link.
  • Tap on the link "Sign Up for Registration."
  • Candidates must enter all mandatory personal and educational details such as e-mail ID, mobile number, name, date of birth, gender, mobile number, security code, year of passing, graduation details, CGPA/percentage obtained, etc.
  • Upload the latest passport-size photograph and scanned copy of the signature as prescribed below.

Step 2: Upload Documents

After filling up the registration form, the candidates shall upload their Scanned Photograph keeping in mind the following specifications:

  • The size of the photograph must be between 10 to 100 kb in JPEG format.
  • The size of the photograph must be between 5 to 30 kb in JPEG format.

Step 3: Registration Fee Payment

The candidates can deposit the registration fee online. The candidates can also pay the KSET 2024 application fee offline. Read below to understand how candidates can pay for KSET through both modes.

  • Online Payment: Payment can be made through Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, or an e-wallet payment.
  • Offline Payment: Payment shall be made to a branch of SBI bank only. The challan can be generated online and paid in cash/cheque ( only SBI) at all the SBI branches PAN India.
KSET Registration Fees
Category Fee
General INR 1000
Cat-I, SC, ST, PWD INR 700

Note: Fee submitted through any other mode like money order/Demand Draft/IPO etc. will not be accepted. The fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

KSET 2024 Application Process

Candidates must note that KSET application 2024 is a crucial process, so they must be careful while completing the application. The step-by-step process to complete the KSET registration is given below.

  • Candidates need to visit the official website of KSET 2024.
  • On the homepage, candidates should register (sign up for registration) by giving an authentic email ID & providing a unique password of their own choice.
  • Candidates should then proceed to give their personal, educational, and details. While mentioning their educational qualification, they should also provide their PG course as passed or appearing, as the case may be.
  • Payments towards the KSET fee including bank charges, must be deposited to KSET accounts through the official website or in any of the nearest State Bank of India (SBI) branches.
  • After two working days from the date of payment, candidates have to log in with their email ID and password to download the application form and can take the printout of the three sheets of the application form (hard copy) in A-4 size paper,
    • Application Form: The application form is to be submitted to the nodal centre chosen by the candidate
    • Attendance Slip: The attendance slip is to be submitted to the nodal centre chosen by the candidate
    • Admission Card: The admission card is to be retained by the candidate
  • A hard copy of the application form is to be submitted to the respective Nodal centre along with an e-challan (for cash payment) or receipt generated through online payment, along with attested copies of:
    • SSLC Marks Card.
    • SC, ST, OBCs (Cat-I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB), and PWD certificates
    • Proof of qualifying examination certificate and final PG Degree Marks Card. (For those who apply under-appearing may submit the same after passing the qualifying examination).
    • Affix his/her passport-size photo at the place indicated on the hard copy of the application form and must sign across the photograph. It should also duly be attested by the gazetted officer with a seal.
  • The candidates must submit the hard copy of the application form, along with all other related documents in an A4 size cover, superscribed as [Application for KSET 2024], within the last date for submission to the concerned Nodal Centers. Applications received after the last date will not be considered.
  • The printout of the admit card should be retained by the candidates for future reference. The admit card must be carried by the candidate to the examination hall on the day of the examination without fail, otherwise, the candidate won't be allowed to attend the examination.
  • Candidates must note that the admission card will not be issued separately either by the Nodal centres or by the KSET centre.
  • Candidates should compulsorily bring a valid Photo ID to the examination centre without fail.

KSET Admit Card 2024

KSET admit card 2024 was released on Jan 2, 2024, on the official website at kea.kar.nic.in. Candidates can download the admit card on the official website of the conducting authority using their KSET login credentials generated after registration.

The admit cards are available only for those candidates who duly fill and submit KSET application form 2024, and complete the application fee payment before the last date. Candidates without the admit card will not be allowed to write the KSET 2024 exam.

How to Download KSET Admit Card 2024?

Candidates can follow these steps to download the KSET 2024 admit card.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of the KSET
  • Step 2: On the homepage of the website, click on the link for KSET hall ticket 2024 download PDF.
  • Step 3: Enter KSET login credentials and submit.
  • Step 4: The KSET admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 5: Candidates can download the admit card and take the printout.
  • Step 6: Candidates shall compulsorily carry the admit card along with the photo identity proof to the examination hall.

Documents and Exam guidelines

Documents required: Candidates must carry a printout of the KSET 2024 admit card with a valid photo identity proof to the exam centre. The photo identity can be Aadhar Card, PAN card, Passport, Voter ID, Driving License, etc.

Exam Guidelines: As per the instructions mentioned on the KSET admit card 2024, candidates shall be present at the examination hall at 9 AM for the first KSET session and at 1 PM for the second KSET session. No candidates will be allowed to the examination hall/room after 10 AM for the first session and 2 PM for the second session.

Recommended: KSET Previous Year Question Papers

KSET Exam Centres 2024

The KSET 2024 exam shall be conducted in 11 different test centres across Karnataka. Candidates shall choose any one test centre from the given options while filling the KSET application form. The test centre once selected will be final and cannot be changed by the candidate under any circumstances.

Candidates shall know their KSET exam centre along with the test centre code while their admit card is generated. The list of test centres with the centre code is given below.

KSET 2024 Exam Centres
Exam Centre Centre Code
Bengaluru 10
Belagavi 11
Bellary 12
Vijayapura 13
Davangere 14
Dharwad 15
Kalaburgi 16
Mangalore 17
Mysuru 18
Shimoga 19
Tumkur 20

KSET Exam Pattern 2024

The pattern is discussed in this section. KSET 2024 exam shall have two papers, comprising 150 multiple choice questions in total. The examination for both papers will be conducted on the same day, and the candidates must be present for both papers.

The first paper has to be completed in 1 hour while the candidates get 2 hours to finish and submit the second paper.

Note: KSET is an offline mode examination. Candidates shall mark their answers in the Optical Marks Reader (OMR) sheet provided with the test booklet.

KSET 2024 Exam Pattern
Session Paper Max. Marks No. of Questions Duration
First(General Knowledge and Aptitude) I 100 50 1 hour
Second(Subject was chosen by the Candidate) II 200 100 2 hours

KSET Syllabus 2024

KSET syllabus 2024 has been released on Sep 6, 2024, on the official website. Paper 1 syllabus 2024 for KSET is common, i.e., General Knowledge and Aptitude. For the second paper, the students have to select one subject from the list of 39 specialization subjects given below.

The choice should be based on the subject that they studied while pursuing their respective PG courses.

To prepare well, candidates are advised to download question papers with answers PDF from the official website along with KSET 2024 syllabus. This helps them learn the repetitive questions and practice solving them according to the answers.

KSET 2024 Syllabus
Subject code Subject The medium of Question Paper
1 Commerce English & Kannada
2 Kannada Kannada
3 Economics (I) English & Kannada
4 English English
5 Political Science English & Kannada
6 History English & Kannada
7 Sociology English & Kannada
8 Geography English & Kannada
9 Hindi Hindi
10 Management (II) English & Kannada
11 Tourism and Administration English & Kannada
12 Education English & Kannada
13 Library & Information Science English & Kannada
14 Mass Communication & Journalism English & Kannada
15 Psychology English & Kannada
16 Social work English & Kannada
17 Criminology English & Kannada
18 Law English & Kannada
19 Sanskrit Sanskrit
20 Physical Education English & Kannada
21 Folk Literature (III) English & Kannada
22 Urdu Urdu
23 Public Administration English & Kannada
24 Computer Science & Applications English
25 Physical Sciences (IV) English
26 Mathematical Sciences (V) English
27 Chemical Sciences (VI) English
28 Life Sciences (VII) English
29 Environmental Sciences English
30 Home Science English
31 Electronic Science English
32 Earth Sciences (VIII) English
33 Archaeology (IX) English & Kannada
34 Anthropology English & Kannada
35 Marathi Marathi
36 Philosophy English & Kannada
37 Women Studies (X) English & Kannada
38 Linguistics English & Kannada
39 Performing Arts English & Kannada

Steps to Download KSET Syllabus 2024

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download KSET 2024 syllabus for all subjects.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website at cetonline.karnataka.gov.in.
  • Step 2: Click on ‘Admissions’ on the homepahe and choose 'KSET 2024'.
  • Step 3: On the redirected page, candidates can click on the 'KSET Syllabus'
  • Step 4: The list of 39 subjects will open.
  • Step 5: Candidates can download the subject they have to prepare.

KSET Previous Year Question Papers

The candidates who have filled up their application forms and are in the process of preparation for the KSET 2024 exams are advised to practice the previous year’s question papers. The previous years’ questions paper will help candidates understand the pattern of the test, how the questions are distributed, and the weightage.

Given below are some benefits of solving the previous years’ question papers.

  • Previous years’ question papers are good for practicing and candidates can test themselves to know how strongly their concepts are clarified.
  • Candidates can solve the previous years’ questions as per the exam time duration to enhance their preparation
  • Candidates will be able to understand the weightage of the topics.
  • It helps the candidates to plan their studies accordingly.

How to Prepare for KSET

The candidates need to do intensive preparation for the KSET 2024 exam. A well-planned study plan is required when the candidates start their preparation for the exam. The candidates must understand the exam pattern well and go through the previous years’ questions thoroughly to know the types of questions that appear in the test.

Below are some tips candidates can follow while preparing for the KSET exam.

  • Read the KSET 2024 syllabus carefully and list down all the topics that need to prepare for the exam.
  • Check the exam pattern of the KSET to become familiar with the exam.
  • Candidates can also check the previous years’ cut off creating a threshold for themselves.
  • Candidates should download the previous years’ question papers to understand the types of questions in the paper and the weightage of the topics.
  • Candidates should categorize subjects/topics as per their weightage from high to low to prepare accordingly.

KSET Selection Process

The candidates aspiring to give the KSET 2024 exam will need to go through the below steps. Candidates can read the steps below to get clarity about the whole process.

Step 1: Filling up the KSET application form

  • As the first step, candidates need to fill in the application form. Once the application form is filled, the candidates will require to pay the application fee either in cash or through online mode ( credit/debit card/e-wallet/internet banking).
  • For cash or offline mode payment, candidates should print the online challan and submit it to any branch of SBI Bank across the country.

Step 2: Download the KSET Admit Card

  • Candidates who have completed the application process and their application has been accepted will now need to download the admit card for the exam once it is posted on the official website.

Step 3: Appear for KSET 2024

  • Candidates will now have to give the test that will happen offline. The test is comprised of two papers. Both the papers will be conducted on the same day in two shifts.
  • Candidates should follow the instructions given on the admit card sincerely. They must score the KSET passing marks to qualify for the exam.

Step 4: Check the KSET Results

  • The result for KSET 2024 will be released on the official website. The candidate will need to download the result and keep the copies for future reference.

KSET Contact Details 2024

In case of any queries related to the KSET 2024 exam, candidates can contact at the given details below.

  • Address: Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) Center, Moulya Bhavan, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore-570 006.
  • Phone: 0821 - 2419202/426
  • Email ID: hrkset2013@gmail.com


What is KSET exam?

KSET exam means Karnataka State Eligibility Test. It is a recruitment exam conducted by the University of Mysore (recognized as the Nodal Agency from UGC, New Delhi) for the posts of Lecturer and Assistant Professor.

What is the purpose of KSET exam?

KSET Exam is conducted by the University of Mysore to recruit the personnel for the post of lecturer and assistant professor.

What is the eligibility criteria for KSET?

Candidates possessing a Masters degree with a minimum of 55% marks for general candidates and 50% for SC/ST/OBC candidates are eligible to apply for KSET.

How to pay KSET Fee?

You can play KSET Fee through Credit/Debit Card/Internet Banking/State Bank Buddy e-wallet/Cash at any SBI Branch.

What to do if the photograph and signature image is not getting uploaded?

The photograph and signature image would not get uploaded if the size of the images is not within the limits. Photograph image should be of 206 X 240 pixels and less than 100 kb. The signature image should be of 206 X 60 pixels and less than 30 kb.

Can a candidate apply from a different email address if the details are incorrectly filled for the first time?

Only one email address and mobile number can be registered with one candidate.

How to log in to the account on KSET website if password is lost?

Candidates simply have to click on the forgot password option and then the password will be reset. Candidates have to fill the details like Date of Birth and other details mentioned while registration.



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